Adult Mental Health First Aid Training Course

This Mental Health First Aid England accredited training course teaches delegates how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

2-day course

Course Time: 9.15am – 4.30pm


Our accredited Mental Health First Aid England trainer will guide the delegates through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. The course will give a deeper understanding of mental health, confidence to step in and reassure a person in distress and enhance interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

What’s covered?

Session 1

• Why Mental Health First Aid?
• The Mental Health Firsts Aid Action Plan
• What is mental health?
• Impact of mental health issues
• Stigma and discrimination
• What is depression?
• Symptoms of depression
• Risk factors for depression
• Depression in the workplace

Session 2

• Suicide figures
• Alcohol, drugs and mental health
• First aid for suicidal crisis
• Non-judgemental listening skills
• First aid for depression
• Treatment and resources for depression
• Self-care

Session 3

• What is an anxiety disorder?
• First aid for anxiety disorders
• Crisis firsts aid after a traumatic event
• Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
• Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
• Cognitive distortions and CBT
• Personality disorders
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm

Session 4

• What is psychosis?
• Risk factors for psychosis
• Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
• Schizophrenia
• Bipolar disorder
• Warning signs of developing psychosis
• Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

The course is held at the NE Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland, buffet lunch and refreshments are provided, all delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and manual from Mental Health First Aid England.

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